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Title Correspondence from Shigezo Iwata
Author Iwata, Shigezo
Date 27 Mar 1943
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference MSS 53, Box 2, Folder 8
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Shigezo and Sonoko Iwata Papers, 1942-1991
Description A letter from Shigezo to Sonoko, describing how groups of men are leaving the camp for parole or relocation camps to join their families, but he has been given no information on his own future.
Series Description The collection contains letters between the Iwatas and their friends detailing life in the relocation centre and the internment camp. There are also personal documents and biographical materials.
Biographical Note / History Shigezo Iwata was born in Japan and immigrated to the United States in 1924. Sonoko U. Iwata was born in Los Angeles. The couple made their home in Thermal, California where they farmed and Shigezo was secretary of the Thermal Farmers' Cooperative Association. Separated in the initial part of World War II when Shigezo was arrested and detained by the FBI at the Lordsburg Internment Camp (New Mexico), the Iwatas were reunited in 1943 at the Colorado River Relocation Centre near Poston, Arizona.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Postern, Arizona, Lordsburg, New Mexico, United States
Nationality Japanese
People Iwata, Sonoko; Iwata, Shigezo
Keywords family, war, First World WarI, internment camp, relocation
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
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Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania